After quite a while resting on my more or less laurels (past listings) it's time to get a move on and put up some more listings. My goal is five books every day from now on. This should be achievable, but not according to my past performance.

These books get listed in three places: on Amazon, Biblio, and Half. Books without ISBNs (older books) generally will not be listed on half. My prices might vary between these three places. Amazon and Half tell me competing prices, so I peg mine on them. Thus, if the lowest price for Deadly Percheron is $98 on Amazon, I might peg mine at $95. If it weren't my only copy maybe I'd be more reasonable. In fact, I think my Biblio listing is more reasonable.

Going forward (and possibly backward), links to titles of books will send you to the main Amazon listing. My listing will be somewhere amidst the other maybe 237 listings. This is where my photo of the book can be seen, which will probably be a better one than the one Amazon features. Half doesn't let me attach my own photo—at least I don't think it does. Photos are also at biblio. Lots of older listings still don't have photos. Nor updated prices.

I've been lousy at selling direct via email. Sorry about that, if you've tried me. Listing through the major portals keeps me honest—also prompt and reliable.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

12/18/05 SUN:
---Finished another batch for upload to listings, bringing catalog there through Slusser in the alphabet (starting with Mic-). It is slow going, but if I keep at it maybe eventually everything will be there and I will be able to include the bit more expansive listings the Internet allows. Sometimes, though, I almost prefer the terser. It can be almost like Zen, trying to find the best two words that fit without bumping the listing onto another line.
---Next batch of listings will be through Spinrad and include Spectra paperbacks. Fortunately I already did Signet--by themselves a while ago, because that figured to be a few. A few less than Tor was, but kind of tedious anyway, especially for someone too dumb to figure out a macro to do the job for me.

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